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Above: Red River Sunset, pastel ©Diane Wesman. Monday, April 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. is the next meeting of the MCBA Visual Journal Collective. (Note: The group meets the third Monday of every month except not May or December.) Mark your calendars and be sure to join us on Monday when local landscape artist […]
Above: Cake One, Sunday, shared with friends (one of whom was having a birthday the day before mine). This is a "party cake." It is smaller than the normal sized cake, but it's good for about 8 people or so. We at this cake with vanilla Häagan Dazs. Click for an enlargement.
This week I celebrated my birthday several times with several friends. For me there is only one chocolate cake: Cafe Latté's Chocolate, Chocolate Cake. (Yes, Chocolate is repeated.) If you are having a celebration of any sort I recommend this cake. They have other lovely and delicious desserts which my friends eat, but this is all that I will eat there in the dessert way. They also offer excellent soups, salads, and sandwiches (the last are made with their own breads).
The Minnesota Center for Book Arts Visual Journal Collective will have its next meeting on November 17, 2009, 7 to 9 p.m. at the center. Everyone is welcome. The topic of the meeting is paper. Bring samples of your favorite paper to show and talk about; or bring journal pages done on paper you love. Or bring questions, someone may have an answer or suggestion.
Also on November 17 some of the members will be exchanging books to be used in the first Altered Book Round Robin. That's what I'm working on now. I thought I would post some in-progress photos of my altered book that I'm prepping for the round robin.
At left you can see the first step of the process. I had just purchased some small Claybord rectangles and thought it would be fun to embed one into the cover (easier than embedding film clips into my blog!). I traced around it in the position I thought would look nice and then cut down into the book board of my selected book. You can then peel away the layers of the book board to make a depression to accommodate the embellishment.